Tumbarumba remembers

Tumbarumba RSL Sub-Branch president Martin Brown closes the Remembrance Day ceremony in Tumbarumba last Thursday.

Tumbarumba High School students led the commemoration of Remembrance Day in Tumbarumba last Thursday.

The Tumbarumba RSL Sub-Branch was delighted with the students’ efforts.

“Once again they did a great job, being confident and speaking well,” Sub-Branch president Martin Brown said.

“Congratulations to our future leaders for again taking pride in all that you do, and doing it very well. Our community is proud of you.”

About 40 people turned up to the commemoration at the Tumbarumba Cenotaph.

“Although the crowd was small, the Sub-Branch really appreciates all who took time out of their day to remember those who have served in our defence forces,” Mr Brown said.

“The weather was kind to us, and we even had sunshine during the service. There were a number of visitors to our Cenotaph, both from near and far”, Mr Brown continued. 

“We greatly appreciated the attendance of some of our younger residents, with a group from Carcoola Children’s Centre making their way down to the park and even laying a wreath.”

Tumbarumba Public School and other primary schools were unable to participate this year due to Covid-19 regulations, but Tumbarumba Public principal Jennifer Lumsden laid a wreath on behalf of the school.

“It was a little bit disappointing that the primary schools weren’t able to participate, as they always make the day more special, but it was great that we could have the high school students participating,” Mr Brown said.

Remembrance Day marks the day in 1918 when the armistice that ended World War I came into effect, and has come to serve as a commemoration of those who served in wars since then.